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Old 11-22-2005, 11:21 AM
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Wrong way. His actual mileage will be higher.
 
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:50 PM
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My 79 Bronco with 400 c6 and 3.50 gears got 12 once on easy going highway, and it hurts to check in town, with about 270,000 miles(so I can expect this great gas mileage till I rebuild).
My 77 F-100 with 302 c4 and 3.50 gears got a little over 20 once, and gets about 14-16 city, depending on how easy I take it, and that is a brand new long block rebuild, now has about 5,000 miles on it.

Your right foot really determins you gas mileage, expecially on acceleration.
So swallow your prid and let that lillte honda get the jump off of the line at the red light.
 
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Originally Posted by andym
Wrong way. His actual mileage will be higher.
um.. I guess you are right... was thinking backwards... 15.4mpg
 
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Originally Posted by MBBFord
Your right foot really determins you gas mileage.
Only to a degree. No matter how careful one might be on acceleration, the Bronco is a fairly heavy vehicle with a big frontal area, so for practical purposes, there's a "brick wall" around 20 - 25 mpg, and there's no way to get better mpg without resorting to cheating and trickery. And there's ride height, improper gearing, off-road and/or wide tires to decrease the mpg.
 
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:14 AM
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I agree with all the gearing, tires, ride height, ect.., but I've driven my Bronco and I can get at least 2 mpg more when I accelerate real easy and that's in town.

In my truck(77 F-100 302) I can get 3-4 mpg more driving easy, and I'd have to say it is a good bit lighter than my Bronco, I agree with that 100%, the bronco is a 5,000lb+ brick.
 
 
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